About Me

12 Things You Didn’t Know About Me

1.) I played ladies football

for 8 years in Saskatoon and it was my obsession. (I was so sad when I couldn’t find any local, ladies teams in Red Deer – maybe I’ll start a league one day)

2.) My heart is in the mountains.

One of the reasons we moved out this way. Take me to ALL the waterfalls.

3.) I love to plan parties or events

and I go over the top with decorations and food.

4.) I have always wanted to be a Realtor

I fall deeper in love with my career each time I see the happiness and excitement on my clients faces.

5.) I have owned a ridiculous amount of furniture

I love to redecorate and buy and sell furniture. My mother in law has been the recipient of several items. She came over not long ago and complemented our new kitchen table. My husband’s response was “wait a month and it will be for sale.”

6.) I love to paint.

We lived in our previous home for 2 years and I repainted twice. Cloverdale LOVES me!

7.) I LOVE to snowboard

My husband taught me shortly after we started dating and it quickly became one of my favorite winter pastimes. We have passed that along to our son who started snowboarding when he was two.

8.) I have been SkyDiving and Hot Air Ballooning

You would never catch me doing that now, but it was a great experience.

9.) I love to give

I enjoy making people feel special with surprise gifts or planning parties.

10.) My love for Real Estate

might stem from moving 9 times before I graduated.

11.) My little family rides dirt bikes

My husband is an avid motocross rider, my son is just getting into it and I have a bike, so I am not left out of the fun…

12.) I am famous for starting renovations

“let’s just see what’s behind this wall, or under this carpet” Luckily, I am married to someone who can finish said renovations.

My Career

I started selling Real Estate in 2010 under Hallmark Realty & Associates,  an independent firm in Saskatoon, SK that was later bought out by Royal Lepage. I loved working with everyone at the office and they were all so generous in sharing their experience with the new “rep.”  With alot of hard work, dedication and guidance I was a top producing agent at the office for years. I achieved my goal of Top Producer in 2016. A proud moment shared with colleagues and many happy customers!

My husband, Ryden and I had been talking about moving to Central Alberta for years. In 2017 we made the decision to chase our dreams.  I knew I wanted to stay under the Royal LePage umbrella, so it was a natural fit to join Royal LePage Network Realty.  It is such a great office to work at and I want to thank everyone for taking me under their wing.  I look forward to growing a successful business in Central Alberta.

Renos and Designs

My love for decorating and interior design started at a very young age. My mother loved to decorate and was constantly moving furniture around or busy painting something. You could never walk around our house in the dark, something was always moving! I loved seeing how paint and furniture placement could easily transform a space. I have a love of learning and I wanted to be able to further help my clients when it came to staging for sale or purchasing homes that need renovations, in 2018 I enrolled in online classes with The Interior Design Institute and graduated with my Diploma in the spring of 2019.
My husband discovered a passion for construction when we started doing major renovations on our first home. He was working as a Cad Cam Engineer Tech so it played nicely into the drafting and mathematical side of renovations. His natural perfectionism, pride of work, and quality is evident in everything he does. He started his own company in 2014, Rally Contracting, and he has been in high demand since its inception. The best part is that whatever is designed, he can make happen!

Our Homes

Our First Home!!

Ryden and I purchased our first home in 2008. I still remember all the feelings – excitement, nervousness, doubt, etc. Luckily, we had a great realtor that helped guide us through the home-buying process and who was there to answer all our questions. This home was where we became landlords and learned about “sweat equity.” I LOVED being able to improve this home and explore my personal style. The experience is one I keep fresh in an effort to better serve my clients. Purchasing a home can be such an exciting time and I strive to make it a positive experience for all.

Our Second Home.

We purchased our second home in 2012. After sharing a house with tenants for 4 years, we were financially ready to purchase a home for ourselves and keep our first as a rental. I fell in love with the potential of this house. We lived here for two short years, but in that time Ryden and I completely renovated the basement, master bathroom, painted every square inch and more! In the middle of this, we found out we were expecting! I got the urge to find a perfect family home and so began the search and acquisition of our third house.

Our Third home.

In the fall of 2014 while I was 6 months pregnant with our son, we took possession of our third house. The next three months (let’s be honest, the renos never stopped until we sold in 2017) were spent renovating this home to get it ready to bring our child home. I remember being 8.5 months pregnant and grouting the kitchen floor. It was a huge undertaking in a short period of time but it taught me so much about design as I had never done a full reno start to finish. It was a blast picking out cabinets, counters – all materials. I learned a lot about BUDGETS as well! It was a great experience flipping this house and I miss it dearly. While the workload and timing were less than ideal given our growing family, it was extremely valuable to building my knowledge base.

Our Current home.

My husband swears this will be our last home, but I never say never! We can’t seem to escape the full reno projects!
We listed our house in Saskatoon on our 5-year wedding anniversary. It sold the same day and just like that, we were homeless as we had not found a place in the Red Deer area, where we thought we were going to settle. However, nothing was feeling right and after several failed trips, we decided to broaden our search to include Sylvan Lake. When we drove into Sylvan Lake it was an experience that is hard to describe. Both Ryden and I instantly fell in love and knew this is exactly where we were meant to be. We ended up finding a bungalow with a lot of potential, on a huge lot that had TWO garages (this is why my husband does not want to move – he is in garage glory) Fast forward two years and we are still so in love with our little town. We will eventually be doing a full renovation on this home and I plan on taking you all along, so stay tuned!

What People Are Saying

"I did not know Alyss personally because we are new to the country, my brother introduced us to her, when I talked with her it seems that we are friends for a long time even though we are new here and have different customs and traditions. It did not cause any problem in our conversation she explained everything to me clearly. I remember when we are looking for the house, she always on time and keeps smiling, ready to help and she didn't give up finally, Alyss find the best and perfect HOME SWEET HOME for me, my husband and our two daughters. If we have a bonding with family and friends, I always recommend Alyss. I told them she will never leave you until she will find a perfect home for you!"

Roger & Rowena 

"Alyss helped me find the perfect home for me and my kids. While we looked, she took all of my family needs and my financial situation into consideration. She never pressured me for a quick sale. She gave me her honest assessment of the house, price and location. She came prepared, professional and wanted me to be truly happy with this major purchase. Thank you Alyss, you have a lifetime client with me."

Dean Hulm

"Alyss contacted us via email immediately and inquired as to what we were looking for. She was very specific in sending us listings that met the desires of our Wishlist. After searching through the many homes, we contacted Alyss and asked to view them. She was prompt in making this happen very quickly! After our first meeting with Alyss, we felt confident in her ability to find us the home we were searching for.

Alyss has a smile and personality that could melt anyone's heart!! Her confidence in her experience as a Realtor, was very evident as we went through the homes. She drew our attention to any flaws, and positives, as we walked through the many homes. Alyss was 

very patient, and never left us feeling rushed. We had ample time to go through each home, and get a feel for the home, to see if it was the one. Needless to say, our experience with Alyss, was nothing but positive!! We will not hesitate to refer Alyss, to everyone who is in need of her services!! Alyss went above and beyond our expectations to find us our dream home. We not only gained a wonderful home, but a true genuine friend!!"

John & Margaret

"Alyss Gehl was our realtor when we purchased our first home, so when we later on decided to upgrade and sell that home we knew we could trust her once again. We really appreciated her knowledge and communication through the whole process. She had great suggestions for staging, kept us informed about showings and the interest in our house, and shared feedback from prospective buyers.

Alyss made what could have been a stressful experience seem more manageable with her easy going, patient, and reassuring personality. 

She is the type of person that gets along with everyone and is dedicated to helping her clients understand the process and feel at ease. It was clear that she truly cared about making the experience a positive one for us and in the end we sold our house and we were able to buy the house that we had our eye on. We are thankful for the multiple opportunities we had to use Alyss as our realtor as she did a wonderful job each and every time!"

Kent & Adele

"Alyss was friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, easygoing and a pleasure to work with. As a first-time home buyer I was full of questions and Alyss was always available to answer all of them, explain things and provide suggestions and recommendations. She was there through every step of the process and I would definitely recommend her. Thanks for all the help!"

Melinda 

"We met Alyss through another realtor, who had asked her to show us a house when they were out of town. She was stuck with us from that day on! Alyss is one of the easiest people to feel comfortable with, and that is so huge for first time home buyers with a million questions and no idea what comes next. I would 100% recommend Alyss,  she has great knowledge of many aspects, and is always learning new things to help her clients more! We are so grateful for the day we met her, and now we have our first home!"

Tamara

"Alyss is a real estate agent that is very knowledgeable and pointed out things we might not of noticed on our hunt for a home in Red Deer.  In our search she would point out things that might be concerning, potential problems etc.  She was very helpful and efficient and we would definitely recommend calling her that is looking to purchase a home."

John & Bev

"I was very skeptical about getting a realtor before I met Alyss. She has all the qualities of a perfect realtor that I have been looking for. Friendly, knowledgeable, patient, honest, doesn't pressure you to buy of course she and treats you like family. I highly recommend her and If could only give her a 100 gold stars"

- Franklin, Red Deer, AB

"Alyss Gehl is the best, reliable and easy to work with realtor. As a second time home buyer, working with Alyss was a very good experience in that her communication skills were outstanding on how she communicated to me on how things were going. Her negotiation skills were amazing because she was able to deliver on the best price I was looking for when buying a 2bedroom condo. Her vast knowledge in Red deer was perfect in that, I was able to acquire a Condo that was near a school, bus stop and other shopping outlets within the area. Personally I recommend Alyss as a trusted and hardworking realtor who can make your dream to own a house, apartment or a condo come true. She is simply the best."

- Emmanuel, Red Deer, AB

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